Cecil Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist. He is the co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group and is the director of the group’s Ontological Museum. Cecil is also the Founder of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction and founder of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.
According to Cecil, “collage artists often work according to certain ideas that have to do with exploiting found material. The vast glut of paper materials generated over the last 100 years not only provides a glimpse into the history of the recent past but the ephemera collected often reveals a uniquely private history whose authenticity and genuineness is highly prized. The subtle patinas gathered over the years by these surfaces add a great deal to the sensual quality of the collage works generated from them.”
Much of Cecil’s imagery is derived from his fascination with the differences between how the modernist ideal has evolved and the resulting variations of a modernist aesthetic. His abstract works fuse drawing, painting and collage.